It has been awhile since I have written anything. Sorry to those that wanted more. I just want to say a few words. This campaign has evolved to mean so much more- the people of Portland continue to inspire me. It has been so wonderful meeting those of you that I did. Your concerns and ideas remind me of why I am doing this. With the recent budget cuts and current global financial crisis, my thoughts turn to those that need more than they can provide for themselves. No one here in Maine should be without a home, food on the table or warmth. It saddens me to think people here in Maine live without those basic needs. We need to care for those that can't care for themselves. This campaign is bigger than just getting a green in the legislature, this is about voicing the people's greatest expectations, demanding the best and believing that it is possible. The green independent party platform is the most progressive and we continue to raise the bar, we all just have to have the courage to ask for what we really want. Universal single payer health care is a very radical idea...yet people in Europe asked for it and got it! Let us continue to raise our expectations for our government, so our children can live in the world we envision today.
And please remember, a third party candidate can win in a progressive district like this....there is freedom to vote your conscience! I will voice our greatest expectations. Thank you all for your support.